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Muti has COVID, CSO conducting apprentice steps in

Conductor Riccardo Muti has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Thursday from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), so conducting apprentice Lina González-Granados will step in to lead this week’s CSO subscription concerts June 16-18.

The program will remain the same with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto featuring guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist.

Muti, who is tested daily for COVID, is experiencing mild symptoms, according to the announcement, “and is planning to resume his other June residency activities as soon as possible.” The CSO previously had to cancel a performance in April after Muti tested positive.

Next up for the CSO are the anticipated “Muti Conducts Verdi Un ballo in maschera” concerts June 23-28 at Symphony Center.

More information at or by calling patron services at 312-294-3000.

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